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Problems Affecting Low-Rent Public Housing Projects A Field Study January 1979

Report Acceptance Date: 
January 1979 (332 Pages)
Posted Date:   
February 2, 2012

Conducted by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, this policy study focuses on the cond1tion of the Nation's public housing projects. The study was undertaken to answer three questions: (1) How many projects are in troubled condition? (2) What kinds of projects are troubled? (3) What problems do these projects face?

Applying definitions and methods outlined in the body of the report, it is estimated that approximately 7 percent of all public housing projects, containing about 15 percent of all units, are "troubled." That is, about 700 projects containing 180,000 units are in the least satisfactory condition. These troubled projects are found disproportionately among family (as opposed to elderly) projects which are, old, large, located 1n urban areas, and situated in neighborhoods which themselves could be classified as troubled.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.